Advice on major repair for e46

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Wow! and I thought my parts were expensive....No wonder my friend gave up after 6 month's on an old 5 series...
 

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fuu..looks like going half cut buy healthy engine is a good option too..still can gain back money after sell unused halfcut item..

Stopper wonderful :rofl:
 

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damm labour 120/hour....
 

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looked the the bottom right, 1.2k thats actually pretty cheap..... very cheap actually, then i realized, that wasn't the total :ahhhhh::afraid::vollkommenauf:
 

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looked the the bottom right, 1.2k thats actually pretty cheap..... very cheap actually, then i realized, that wasn't the total :ahhhhh::afraid::vollkommenauf:
That is 10 hours x 120 = 1200 workmanship for top overhaul. Check leak another 600. The total is way way more.....
 

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How much does it cost to transplant 1jz into e46 then.
 

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Kinda costly for a car worth about 20k only.
 

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Yes , just got back the grand total is rm9k , I got some opinion the price for the parts is according to the market price, the things I'm doing is top overhaul with timing chain replacement, changing flywheel oil seal and torque converter oil seal ( any car also the labour charge will cost a bomb for repairing this), changing all the power steering hoses, and with all the oils replaced, yes I know it's an old car, but it's a BMW, I always wanted e46 and I'm driving with pride, without scratching my head for monthly payment and maintenance, well that's my style....hehehe
 

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Yes , just got back the grand total is rm9k , I got some opinion the price for the parts is according to the market price, the things I'm doing is top overhaul with timing chain replacement, changing flywheel oil seal and torque converter oil seal ( any car also the labour charge will cost a bomb for repairing this), changing all the power steering hoses, and with all the oils replaced, yes I know it's an old car, but it's a BMW, I always wanted e46 and I'm driving with pride, without scratching my head for monthly payment and maintenance, well that's my style....hehehe
Agreed, bmw cars are long lasting. More or less the same price when i sent my parents e36, but end up transplant other engine. :smokin:

Anyway, you could survey other bmw specialist/workshop or find some of the item from sparepart shop. May reduce the figure a bit. :proud:
 

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Most cars are long lasting if you maintain them properly, just that BMW are high maintenance......lol
 

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nola, unable to find him.....u know his whereabouts?
wanna try him though.
Where about PJ Old Town bro..
He used to be on KTM reserved land on Road 2, then got chased away. Last I know was at Jalan Penchala, but lately I google he is on Jalan Othman now, same road as the wet market...
 

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Im from Seremban , I sent to the German garage at Seremban 2, becoz it's major repair , they sent it to their HQ, German garage in bangi suntrack, but I checked the parts at few places after I posted in zerotohundred, I was told the parts are reasonable, I guess car parts nowdays are more expensive due to weakening ringgit and gst
 

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Yes , just got back the grand total is rm9k , I got some opinion the price for the parts is according to the market price, the things I'm doing is top overhaul with timing chain replacement, changing flywheel oil seal and torque converter oil seal ( any car also the labour charge will cost a bomb for repairing this), changing all the power steering hoses, and with all the oils replaced, yes I know it's an old car, but it's a BMW, I always wanted e46 and I'm driving with pride, without scratching my head for monthly payment and maintenance, well that's my style....hehehe
There is a shop in Seremban which i know only handle european car.
If not mistaken the guy is an ex Volvo tech.
The shop is somewhere behind Volvo sc Seremban.
If i manage to get the number i will pm u.
Maybe you can have a quote from him.

Your oil seals cost a bomb,so does the simple valve cover gasket.
 

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Your oil seals cost a bomb,so does the simple valve cover gasket.
My mech just told me there are leaks through my valve cover gasket. How much should it be since 300 in this bill is a bomb. Thanks. Last I check online, some state 300+, some 170+

How about the Spark plug tube O-rings too.
 

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My mech just told me there are leaks through my valve cover gasket. How much should it be since 300 in this bill is a bomb. Thanks. Last I check online, some state 300+, some 170+

How about the Spark plug tube O-rings too.
Probably original is RM300 and aftermarket is RM170. Aftermarket if brand is not good, scare the oil will start to leak very fast, meaning cannot last long...:smokin:
 

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I've worked on Renault F4p and Merc W124 engine before,the parts will be more expensive compared to jap car but BMW really at another level of expensive.
From experience,for valve cover or oil sump gasket it is safe to go for alternative part as not many lousy manufacturer will make part for expensive car due to low demand.
For oil seal,by allean go for oem part.
Above all,if budget not an issue then go for all OE part.

I've tried a replacement oil seal on my dpo gearbox before and it only lasted 1 day before atf came pouring out.
Change to OE part and problem solved.
 

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pac_jb, what was your symptom that needed top overhaul. Thx
 

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Totally agree BMW car are high maintenance car, but when u driving it is totally difference feel. Hav to learn how to take care of her like ur wife. I cannot tahan mine ex E46 sold it oledi
 

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Totally agree BMW car are high maintenance car, but when u driving it is totally difference feel. Hav to learn how to take care of her like ur wife. I cannot tahan mine ex E46 sold it oledi
I have 3 friends all sold theirs off, after their cars old and need plenty of repairs.....:bawling:
 

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Just got my car, I totally got ripped better word to put is cheated, after one my coolant looks it's getting , when I add water the float stick will go down after few days, and when I told this to the workshop , they took the car and did pressure test and told everything is OK, when I ask back how come the coolant float stick can go down after few days ,they cannot answer, when I open the engine oil cap, I see inside , all brown color ,after overhaul should be cleaner , when I ask about this , they told they used chemical to clean but the dirt all hard to come off, and lastly at the head gasket the silicone sealant can be seen , normally when they put sealant at valve cover gasket ,you can see the sealant come out abit, but first time im seeing sealant at head gasket, and the thing annoyed me most was originally my valve cover looked very new, but when I got my car back , they painted the cover to black without asking me, the paint look cheap, when I ask they told the cover looked rusty that's why painted it to black ,speechless
 

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I seriously didn't know, workshops like this really existed, their main goal is to cheat customer , and self proclaimed expert in European cars, and if you see their Facebook, they advertise their workshop through free nasi lemak and their so called woman mechanic, and they can put "we have shariah compliant(tutup aurat) and non-compliant(seksi) lady mechanics" , unfortunately I saw all this rubbish yesterday only, if I seen it earlier , I wouldn't have gone there, seriously regretting
 

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I seriously didn't know, workshops like this really existed, their main goal is to cheat customer , and self proclaimed expert in European cars, and if you see their Facebook, they advertise their workshop through free nasi lemak and their so called woman mechanic, and they can put "we have shariah compliant(tutup aurat) and non-compliant(seksi) lady mechanics" , unfortunately I saw all this rubbish yesterday only, if I seen it earlier , I wouldn't have gone there, seriously regretting
try file for tribunal if the workshop dont want to take responsible.:smokin:

btw, didnt notice you from seremban. i sent e36 usually at factory shoplot near the majistret court seremban. Specialize in only bmw, alot of owner dump 30k-50k for performance upgrade, especially e46.

You can sent there to justify the german garage work, whether they betul2 buat what they quote you on the bill
 
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Get 2nd opinion whether did they overhaul. Same engine number ?
 

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I seriously didn't know, workshops like this really existed, their main goal is to cheat customer , and self proclaimed expert in European cars, and if you see their Facebook, they advertise their workshop through free nasi lemak and their so called woman mechanic, and they can put "we have shariah compliant(tutup aurat) and non-compliant(seksi) lady mechanics" , unfortunately I saw all this rubbish yesterday only, if I seen it earlier , I wouldn't have gone there, seriously regretting
This look like "cincai" hand work. Yet do extra painting which need your permission first.
Something fishy. Honesty ? Should treat all customer equally, if i can ask for the repair, sure i can dig out to pay the cost. No matter i wear 3/4 pant, t-shirt, singlet...etc.
Agree for 2nd opinion and check engine number.
 
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Tomorrow will go to another workshop at Senawang , called boys toys , and check the whole car, since I got the tested to KL today, tie- rod and control arm gone case, steering free turning on uneven road and bumpy abit.
 

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Agree with bro. marshal. If can get evidence parts not changed or work not done, go to tribunal if they don't own up....
 

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Just got my car, I totally got ripped better word to put is cheated, after one my coolant looks it's getting , when I add water the float stick will go down after few days, and when I told this to the workshop , they took the car and did pressure test and told everything is OK, when I ask back how come the coolant float stick can go down after few days ,they cannot answer, when I open the engine oil cap, I see inside , all brown color ,after overhaul should be cleaner , when I ask about this , they told they used chemical to clean but the dirt all hard to come off, and lastly at the head gasket the silicone sealant can be seen , normally when they put sealant at valve cover gasket ,you can see the sealant come out abit, but first time im seeing sealant at head gasket, and the thing annoyed me most was originally my valve cover looked very new, but when I got my car back , they painted the cover to black without asking me, the paint look cheap, when I ask they told the cover looked rusty that's why painted it to black ,speechless
Could they have changed your cover? Means give an old one to you that is why they painted it, and took your nice one.....:smokin: